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but the global implications of a political stalemate in the ukraine are enormous. so what caused the country's political and economic crisis? cnn chief national security correspondent jim sciutto explains. >> reporter: there's a lot of questions about russia's interest in the ukraine as well as the west. first a reminder here. ukraine is in europe not a million miles away, the capital few municipal-bond miles away that americans travel to all the time, paris, london, rome. western border key u.s. aslice, slovakia, hungary and romania, poland. ukraine not a member of nato but there's been talk about bringing them in. let's get a better sense of russia's interest there. you look at crimea. on the tip of that peninsula, the sevastopol military headquarters. access to the black sea, mediterranean, atlantic, essential for russia and first place that many of those 6,000 and even more russian troops went when they crossed the border from russia into crimea. sovereign ukrainian territory. let's look inside the country as well because there's a split. western part of the country here liens towards eu
fringes, ukraine is in the crossroads, huge country. to go into ukraine and to take over, to invade crimea, is a huge step. and he would only have done it with a president who has shown from the very beginning that he is living in a fantasy world. remember the speech he gave at the u.n. when he started his administration? he said no nation can or should dominate another. i mean, there's not a 12-year-old in the world who believes that. and he said the alignment of nations rooted in the code of war make no sense in this interconnected world. as our secretary of state said today, or yesterday, after all this, this is a 19th century action in a 21st century world. as if what he means his actions where governments pursue expansion, territory domination, no longer exist in this century, as if that hasn't been a constant in all of human history since hannibal. they imagine the world as a new interconnected world where climate change is the biggest threat and they're shocked that the russians actually interested in territory. >> you mentioned secretary kerry on the sunday shows. here he is on "me
's military invasion of ukraine could end up driving countries away from russia rather than closer. president putin is not backing down. today he called the ukraine government illegitimate saying it took power as a result of a coup. rebound says russia is on the wrong side of history. >> if they continue on the current path they are on, we are examining a whole series of steps -- economic, diplomatic -- that will isolate russia. >> secretary of state john kerry this morning arrived in the capital of kiev in a show of support. the united states is promising $1 billion in ukranian aid. can you stay on top of the rising crisis in ukraine by following our twitter. >> open pents of the plan to build a high-tech surveillance center will protest in oakland at the city council meeting which will vote on the establishment of a building they call a domain awareness center. the $10 million center is funded by homeland security and would integrate the existing cameras and mapping systems all under one roof. while fours say it is about keeping people safe opponents say it will allow law enforcement to spy
in ukraine bought when we get parliamentary approval. can't help how clashes of the country's progress in south will have my dts and cranny of the latest the full adult child one good thing criminal court to british muslim convert substitute for what was taking a soldier to death on a london street. well a decision by germany's top court. freelance could win a seat in the european parliament. yep that is out were a temporary government has just been announced and if approved it will cover an elections in may. but in the country is anything but unifying clashes broke out on wednesday between pro russian and pokey as citizens in the country shall look at a live update from our correspondents in kiev in crimea in just a moment first this report the action of peace protest is outside the parliament in simple in the capital of the autonomous region of crimea. in a row count among the crowds that gathered and to voice their opinions on ukraine's political crisis. the russian demonstrators clashed with representatives of the winning team is not just as the minority. the entire time the snake
against... quote... "e who are using fear and terro seize the country." in ukraine... the security council chief now says the o main airports in the crimean peninsula are under ukranian control. but he says gunmen. possibly russians... have set up checkpoints nearby. earlier, the interior minisr had said russian troops had taken over the airports completely. it's 6-- five san francisco police officers are set to appear federal court this morning. coming up: the allegations d the video evidence against . and here's a live look at t bay bridge.. the rain is really coming down. we'll sw you what's happening on the roads, next. and the market just opened t ten minutes ago. let's take a quick check on the big bo (adlib conditions) coming u we'll get an update from kc radio's financial reporter n brooks. all the rain and wind is ca, ♪ they lived. ♪ they lived. ♪ they lived. ♪ (dad) we lived... thanks to our subaru. ♪ (announcer) love. it's what makes a subaru, a subaru. bulldog: bulldog: oooh! mattress discounters' $197 mattress sale! television announcer: get a serta mattress, any siz
of ukraine. but the countries that came to paris today for this very important and timely meeting are all of us bound together by very strong commitment to lebanon. as syria's conflict spills over lebanon's borders, and as the refugee crisis grows, we are deeply concerned for the security and the sovereignty of the people of lebanon and for their simple ability to be able to chart their own futures and fulfill the same basic aspirations that they share with everybody else on this planet. the president pulled out and showed a dramatic charting that goes for the last few years. four different charts that show the extraordinary change in lebanon, the numbers of refugees, as every year upwards, the entire country has become a splotch of red instead. instead of red dots, the entire border is really red today because there are almost a million refugees in lebanon. this has an extraordinary impact on the internal dynamics of a country. people who are looking for work, people who work for less, it drives wages down. changes the nature of that nation. so the united states is very proud to have pro
. russia maintains that ukraine's ousted president is the country's true leader. before meeting with kerry, lavrov repeated the assertion that vladimir putin made yesterday, that the troops in ukraine's crimean peninsula are not actually russians at all but instead members of local self-defense groups. that came as a surprise to many people with eyes and/or ears because they sure look like russian troops firing warning shots at hundreds of ukrainian soldiers attempting to reenter an air base on crimea that the russians have seized. so far this is the only known instance of shots fired between the two groups, but there are forces such as these in the streets of crimea's regional capital patrolling with no identification. today the administration said that the u.s. cannot yet prove that these forces are russian. >> it's pretty clear that they're russian troops. >> i think it's clear, but general dempsey, what evidence do we have. we don't have any evidence as yet. i think evidence could likely become available over time. >> just as an fyi, several of those troops have told reporters that the
's parliament approved the request to use military force in ukraine, a country on the brink of civil war after weeks of unrest between pro russian easterners and the protestors calling for freedom. this is after president obama made this statement to reporters. >> just days after the world came to russia for the olympic games it would invite the condemnation of nations around the world and indeed the united states will stand with the international community in affirming that there will be costs for military intervention in ukraine. >> critics say the warning was weak. fox news learned from a senior u.s. official that the pentagon has not prepared any military con tingsys for ukraine. as putin flexes russia's military muscle, the president obama administration this week is making proposals that would shrink our military. when chuck hagel was nominated to be secretary of defense, i strongly objected based on his record as a senator and some of his comments about our allies in the middle east that absolutely scared the living day lights out of me. my fears, they were not unfounded. as this week h
the coast guard vessels from two bases. ukraine's frprime minister said his country is on the brink of disaster, warning this could be the beginning of war. protests broke out in four cities where russian speaking ukrainians asked moscow to defend them. putin's parliament authorized him to use force in a unanimous vote. ukraine called up all men under the age of 40 to prepare to fight. warnings by u.s. officials did not deter russia from occupying crimea. >> i'm closely watching russia's nian border. >> intervention in our judgment would be a very grave mistake. >> the supreme allied commander told reporters thursday nato had no military contingency prepared for ukraine. the pentagon says the same and emergency meeting of the north atlantic council is scheduled for today. chris? >> jennifer, thank you. >>> for more on what happens now, we want to bring in the chair of the house intelligence committee mike rogers. chairman rogers, welcome back to "fox news sunday." what is the latest intelligence? what is happening on the ground in crimea and from your sources how far does putin inte
's parliament approved putin's request to use military force in ukraine. a country on the brink of civil war after weeks of unrest between pro russian easterners and opposition calling for freedom and dom see. putin's move came hours after president obama made this statement to reporters. >> days after they returned to the world the united states will stand with the international community there will be costs training military interventions. >> fox news learned from a senior u.s. official the pentagon has not prepared any military. the administration is making proposals that would shrink or military. when chuck hagel was nominated to be wecht ry of defense. some of the comments about our allies in the middle east it stared the living die lights out of me. my fears were not understanded. hagel proudly announced his proposals to further execute the readiness of our nation by food productions and cults to military families k housing, too cam bylet crime. we have warned of putting our gored dawn. for to harry truman to who dangerous. in this readiness world it the bound fags of our freedom. the
. it's midday here in london, 7:00 a.m. in washington, 1:00 p.m. in kiev. capital of ukraine. a country, its own prime minister says is on the brink of disaster. there are calls for international observers to be sent in to monitor what is an extremely notable standoff where ukrainian and russian forces have come face to face. the foreign secretary of britain william hague is in kiev. he issued a clear warning about moving troops on ukrainian soil. russian counterparts have said moscow intervened because russian citizens's lives were under threat. >> the pride of the ukrainian navy ripped from the wall of the staff headquarters by a pro russian crowd fast losing patience the the base is surrounded by russian soldiers. and yesterday this man, admiral, head of the ukrainian navy switched sides swearing his allegiance to crimea and moscow. today he returned urging others to follow him. but he underestimates the resolve of his successor standing next to him and the men and women he once commanded. together in defiance they sung the ukrainian anthem. ukraine has not yet died, nor has her glor
into a stand off with forces the president of the country sent to arrest him. everyone.e back, ukraine's new government prompts to keep the country there breaking up. may complicate the situation, prorussian masked gunman today seized the parliament building there and russian jets have been flying above the border. meanwhile, ukraine's former president is reportedly in a luxury government retreat in russia. ahead of a news conference tomorrow, a russian news organization reports he still considered himself as the legitimate leader of ukraine. california lawmakers passed the $687 million plan to provide relief for areas devastated by drought. that includes emergency money for areas running low on drinking water. this is one of california's driest years on record. al jazeera is holding a global day of action to support journalists being detained by the jinx government, mohammed fami, al jazeera rejects the charges. people have been supporting our colleagues, martyr school in the capitol of beirut saw a big turn out holding banners and posters say journalism is not a crime. about 30 journalists
without demanding huge changes in countries, for ukraine that likely means huge increases in taxes and specifically perhaps the doubling of the price of gas in a country that is already poor, a lot of people are going to have a huge problem with that and the politicians are looking at political crisis, security crisis and the notion that the economic crisis will mean more unpopular moves for this square, thomas, the challenge is here and it is great. >> we will hear reporting from kiev and nick thank you. i want to continue the conversation with anthony, the executive director of the american institute in ukraine, good morning and thanks for joining us, we are seeing the unrest shift here. the local parliament building in crimea was seized yesterday, two airports in the capitol city. is the ukrainian government prepared to handle an uprising in crimea? >> i think that would be difficult for them, it's a question of what ex tents the central rule of kiev extends to crimea and crimea is heavily ethnically russian and it only became part of what we now consider ukraine in 1954 when it
's an extremely serious situation but it's all gone. ukraine says its border with four european union countries meaning and twenty eight cm and the states could become directly involved in the conflict. everton go straight to no one to reporting on the ground in crimea rob parsons our chief for an edit that is in terrible noise. mo where a ukrainian minute rebates is and indeed been surrounded by a russian soldiers of the last twenty four was oh so wrong. that is on the situation was happening where you are. no not at all for the signal to both of the artists were outside the ukrainian that the basic idea from land over a fall from the comfort of kindness in federal poll. ukrainian soldiers may be as many as fifteen thousand ultimo on base and not sitting in a thing of the negotiating with the russians loser the russian those two forces surrounded the base is home to set the parameter time that they don't they don't have my deceased and no weapons of an automotive be put to bed but trying to keep the tensions that into sports and as far as they can. but clearly the situation remains tense. don'
. there is an old expression that russia without the ukraine is a country the ukraine it's an empire. ♪ ♪ ♪ told ya you could do it. (dad vo) i want her to be safe. so, i taught her what i uld angot her a subaru. irl) piece of cake. ♪ (announcer) love. it's what makes a suru, a subaru. martha: as russia invades the ukraine, russia taking a big hit by its critics. they say president obama has been outmatched and they say it's not the first time. mike rogers says vladimir putin is running circles around the united states. >> i think putin is playing chess and i think we are playing marbles. if you look at the nuclear negotiations we got our fannies handed to us. they took tactical nukes out of the region, huge mistake especially for our allies in the region. martha: general jack keane and kt mcfarland is our political analyst. she spent a lot of time in the white house and has a lot of expertise as well. did this ball start rolling because of what happened with syria? >> it happened before that. putin has had a 15-year plan to rebuild the soviet empire and rebuild russia's greatness using russia's
on in the ukraine. jenna: and that's interesting because we're seeing germany and other european countries, they're concerned about what could mean for their economy, what kind of actions we all take, if we do, against russia. always great to see you. thank you. >> thanks. jon: it's been more than a year in the making but the oscar pistorius murder trial is underway now in south africa. the former olympian known as blade run other trial for the valentine's day death of his girlfriend. we will break down the first day of testimony for you. [ male announcer ] meet mary. she loves to shop onne with her debit card. and does bill, an identity thie who stole mary identity, took over r bank accounts, and stole her hard-earned money. who unfortunately, millions of americans just like yous, learn all it may take is a little misplaced information to wreak havoc on your life. this is identity theft. and no one helps stop it better than lifelock. lifelock offers the most comprehensive identity theft protection available. if mary had lifelock's , she could have been notified in time to help stop it. lifel
of protesters take to the streets in kiev. you can hear the cheers as ukraine's prime minister mobilizes the country's military, urging president putin to pull back his troops. there is no sign of that. good morning, everyone. great to have you here in america's news headquarters. >> ukraine calls russia's invasion a declaration of war. this is the u.s. all urging russia to end the blockade and pull out. there seems to be very little at this point. any leader can change the mind of vladimir putin and end the growing crisis that echoes the soviet invasion of the cold war. live via skype on the peninsula, jessica, what is the latest for you on the ukrainian base that has been taken over? >> reporter: we are hearing that is correct. one of the ukraine's infantry bases was surrounded by hundreds of russian troop this is morning. they captured the base and the ukrainian soldiers were not allowed to enter or leave. we are understanding that hundreds of other russian troops are now in the capital here. other news coming in that the ukrainian coast guard moved the ships from the ports here to th
be a disaster for not just the two country but the whole nation. ukraine is really very peaceful nation. we have not had a military action in our territory since world war ii. so what we go through now is a nightmare for the nation, and it's important to pay enough attention to that >> i imagine, because i do know that is the case. you guys gave up your nuclear weapons, and there has been little mill tarism coming out of ukraine. how does ukraine move forward. is there a chance that there'll be direct dealings with putin and his regime. an analyst said the best hope is for yulia tymoschenko to deal with vladimir putin directly. is that a possibility? >> i think all the negotiations possibility should be used. on the other hand we have a legitimate government in ukraine, recognised by all the key international players and institutions, and i see no reason for moscow. kremlin, russia not to communicate with the garment. the next step in crimea is clear. we should pull the troops back from the region. if the cremia wants more autonomy, it can be discussed. he's ready to give much power as possible,
law and given the situation in ukraine, this threat and the threat to our compatriots, russian citizens, these counsel federationfor the use of the armed forces of the territory on ukraine until there is a normalization of the country. >> listening to the interim president of russia, the office of the high commissioner for human rights. so many of the assertions made this afternoon by the russian federation are without basis in reality. >> the european union hosted an emergency meeting. >> we talked about the potential of suspended bilateral talks and these are matters on the new agreement. we will consider targeted measures. >> russian leader vladimir putin states in public on his military. the kremlin granted permission for him to use force last week. the german leader spoke to putin on the phone sunday. sources close to him said put inis in another world. vice president joe biden called moscow monday asking russian prime minister admit ri demedev to pull back forces. secretary of state john kerry heads to kiev tuesday to show support for the young ukrainian government. peopl
country. and already president putin has now said if ukraine fails to pay in full in february for their gas supplies they will owe russia almost $2 billion. so the gas supplies to europe very much come through ukraine. this is a key concern for everyone in the region. >> that's right. but also for a lot of people in europe. and i think the whole issue we have seen it becoming sort of tense and at the international stage on and off for quite a few years now. it is still one of the nonmilitary weapons which russia can use against ukraine. there's been a lot on that. the discount it seems will disappear and ukraine will have to pay full market price. big question mark about whether ukraine can afford this. >> all president putin said in terms of the russian market some stabilization today, he said that that was a tactical and temporary decision by investors. >> well, that is putin. having said that, the russian markets and economy as a whole lost on monday more than the olympics cost russia. yes, they have come back. i think this morning it is up 3%, 4%. it is one of the russian
between ukraine and russia. high-level talks between the two countries with the united states right in the middle. >>> massive explosion. a neighborhood rocked and homes leveled. debris in the trees and nearby windows blown out. new details on what caused the deadly blast. >>> swallowed by the sea. a van tossed like a toy in the ocean. a rescue unlike any other. >> it started to go down pretty quick. i mean, she went straight into the water. >> the terrifying moment there and dramatic rescue all caught on camera. >>> epic reactions this morning after putting a rotary phone in the hands of some youngsters. baffled kids. >> i just wonder why my ipod is not like this. >> good wednesday morning, everyone. i'm john muller. >> and i'm marci gonzalez in for diana perez. we begin with high-level talks aimed at putting an end to the tense situation between ukraine and russia. >> secretary of state john kerry meeting with russia's foreign minister in paris this morning. kerry is also speaking with ukraine's foreign minister who hitched a ride to france on the secretary of state's plane. abc's
country's presence is needed to protect ukraine. soldier in military base in crimea are refusing to leave despite to being surrounded by men who are thought to be russian forces. could you just give us an update as to where you are right now, what's happening on the ground? >> reporter: well, i'm just in front of the base, and about a a half hour ago the commander came out and spoke to the media, and he said basically that he is not surrendering to the russians at this stage. he said it had gone to meet with his commanders for technical reasons, but at the moment he remains under the command of kiev. his soldiers will remain inside the base. he said he was offered a hand by the russian cossacks who told him, can we come in and help protect the weapons? he refused that and said he can protect the weapons inside the base. he also promised that those weapons will remain inside the base. they will not be given to anyone else. we also know of another development. the commanders around the base of this area in crimea who have not surrendered so far have also had a meeting, a separate meeting, a
government would have you believe that that will have been mass attacks on churches in eastern ukraine. that hasn't happened. but vladimir putin remains adamant the west does not understand this country. he says that ukraine is well within the sphere of russia's control. and that basically the west is looking at ukraine as some sort of laboratory experiment, in democracy. in his speech, today to the russian press, vladimir putin also took an opportunity to say that while he doesn't intend to use force, if he wants to, he can. >> if we make this decision, it would be soully to protect citizens and that any military personnel just fry and shoot, and we will behind those people, not in front of them, behind, just try to have them shoot and women and children. i would like to look into the eyes of those that would order that. >> that's almost exactly what secretary of state said while he was here. that there are plans to put pressure on russia, using diplomatic political, and economic measures. but the secretary of state said that while the u.s. can do it, they don't want to. >> and that i
conference scolding the u.s. for interfering in ukraine and said his country was on a humanitarian mission to protect russians in crimea, vowing that any use of force by russia would be a last resort. president obama responded saying putin's rationale was not fooling anybody, and he bristled as suggestions that the russians were doing a shrewd power grab. >> the way that some of this has been reported, that there is a suggestion somehow that the russian actions have been clever strategyically, i think this has not been a sign of strength but rather is a reflection that countries near russia have deep concerns and suspicions about this kind of meddling. >> tensions remain high in crimea where russian troops block aid despite putin's denial that they are russian forces, describing them at local defense forces. for more on what's going on in ukraine we are joined by aljazeera correspondent nick shiffrin in ukraine. nick, good to have you on the show. tensions are still very high there. we just showed the dramatic incident where ukrainian troops approached russians and were met with warning sh
term survive, if i can put it that way, of his country. >> chris, what do you think? >> ukraine specifically one of the headlines said u.s. guarantees worthless, because they felt the u.s. has been in effectual in what's happened there. >> that's been kind of a refrain before this. there's this constant mantra saying this because president obama doesn't leap at a chance to go to war he's therefore weak. the administration is having a tough time fighting this. the presidents kind of rummative. the public wants to say here's a decision, here's how it happens. that's a political problem for him. in terms of the way the russians are going to act in syria and with regard to iran, if you listen to the press conference that putin gave this morning, there's actually room to believe he might start a charm offensive. he was asked do you want to remove your ambassador from washington, he inside, i don't think that would be a good idea. he talked about cooperation is hard to build, you don't want to throw these things away. i think we could see a tomorrow offensive now by putin saying look,
country into that country reis baseless. russia has argued that russian-speaking minority ins ukraine are in danger, but no evidence of that threat has been presented. joining us from london is rory finan at the university of came bridge. we have been watching the standoff in crimea for most of the day? >> it's incredible to watch the stand-off. wang shots were fired but everything seemed to calm down. it's very difficult to gauge just how volatile the situation is there. >> we have russian troops vladimir is projecting as self-defense forces which is a miss truth surrounding soldiers who are not armed and firing warning shots. what the we are waiting for is the other shoe to drop, a series of prove indications that would legitimate more military force between two of europe's largest countries in a very strategic part of the world. the u.s. is offering finance cial help. how urgently does ukraine need that? >> incredibly urgently. it needs it yesterday, as we say. ukraine's finances are in a desperate situation. we need to keep in mind that viktor yanukovych and his so-called family t
. with the same thing happening in russia as is happening ukraine? i think russia is a country, as many countries where foreign-policy is determined by domestic pressure. what happened 10 days ago in ukraine was a major reverse for russian foreign-policy. in many ways, many would've thought the humiliation. i think there are many explanations for why russia chose to do the actions they did. one of them was try to alleviate that humiliation. nothing less than a land grab and the biggest strategic shock on the continent for decades if putin gets away with this, more trouble will follow in central and eastern europe. agree the west needs to unify around the much more robust response that we have seen so far and that in support of it, the u.k. should emigrate -- demonstrate it is actively considering all forms of economic sanctions? >> >> and we are actively considering a wide range of options here. i have not rolled any option now. i'm sure you noticed in these questions. i think the response that we have made so far is correct. we have emphasized the need for new diplomatic openings as well as for
urging him to withdraw his troops from ukraine. in the southern part that have country reu rus rush has ceased. crimea. >> reporter: the crimea prime minister asked hospital could you for help and he's getting. russia's decision authorize force in ukraine came as a surprise to much of the world. here in crimea at least, it's welcome news to many. jubilation in the crimean capital. the russians are coming. the as moscow endorsed the use of force, he would anything russians that are the majority here took to the streets. sporting the russian flag. >> translator: they are our protectors. there will be no military clashes she tells me. they are just here to guarantee our safety. >> reporter: beneath the statue of communist leader vladimir len up, russian and soviet military flags. the bonds are close here. crimea was part of russia until 1954. the only ukrainian autonomous republic has a new pro russian prime minister who moved quickly to take control. >> translator: i have decided to temporarily take command of all national forces. the interior ministry, the armed forces, the navy, tax and
into ukraine are protecting his country cost citizens living there. that it is necessary to use russian troops in ukraine until the normalization of the political situation. inventions -- interventions on the pretext of civilian populations produce the opposite effect. ukraine has accused russia of a military invasion. is our,ll, here chicago, illinois, morning. caller: good morning. host: what you think of the situation so far and the u.s. response? i am not the president nor do i serve on his foreign relations or national security team. what the u.s. response should be. unless anyone else who is calling and serves on those two hearties, they have no idea what the u.s. response should be, either. host: is any other response appropriate? caller: i can't say if a response would be appropriate, but there should be a response. georgetown, massachusetts, dan. caller: i suggest to the last caller that he actually digs into it and find some than relyingrather on the information we get from big media. not being reported in the press is the fact that this appointed leader of ukraine happens to be a we
. >> ukraine is a massive country of 46 million people of enormous space. even if they have mobilized 150,000 troops for a drill and exercise. what about this particular problem which they have inside the navy base there do have a legitimate right to be there. >> they do have a legitimate right to be here. moreover, they have a legitimate right to move around crimea. let me pointed your attention to the fact that the troops, which are stationed there and troops which are stationed close to that side from the russian border, are very -- are one of the best forces that russia has. russian navy s.e.a.l.s are one of the best trained and one of the well equipped parts of the russian army. >> olga there in kiev. a suicide car bomb exploded in the somali capital killing 12 people and wounding several others. al shabaab said it carried out the attack in mogadishu. the bbc gave me this reading on the security in mogadishu. >> reporter: yes, exactly. it has been coming back in the last few weeks. a car loaded with explosives was driven near the headquarters of the somali intelligence forces, one of
country should respect the territorial integri here. the sovereignty of ukraine. russia said that it would do that and wethink it's important that russia keeps its word. >> kerry's counterpart in russia fired right back. he warned the west against forcing any decions upon the interim ukrainian government. >> translator: it's dangerous and counterproductive to force upon ukraine a choice based on the principal you're either with us or against us. raine has to be a part of a global european family in the full meaning of the term. >> the crimea, the scene of fierce clashes today between pro and an-russia protesters. the opposing groups were carrying russian and ukrainian flags. two people were killed in those demonstratns. and riots. more than 30 hospitalized. our first guest tonit says vladimir putin close to achieving exactly what he wanted, drawing ukraine back into the russia sphere and it's no lkely he's goi t all is pze to itho a ght. joing reredari cor litena lone bll cower. as we're watching this unfold, we have the secretary of state, kerry, making what i think is unexpectedly sever
threat secretary of state john kerry warned russia any military in ukraine would be a quote, grave miske. >> russia needso be very careful in the judgments that it makes going forward here. we are not looking for confrontation. but we are mang i clear that every country should respect the territorial integrity here. the sovereignty of ukraine. russia said that it would do that and we think it's important thatussia keeps s word. >> kerry's counterpart in rssia fired right back. he rned the west against forcing any decisions upon the interim ukrainian government. >> translator: it's dangerous and counterproductive to force upon ukine a choice based on theprincipal you're either with or against us. ukraine has to be a part of a global european family in the full meaning of the term. >> the crimea, the scene of erce clashes today between pro and anti-russia protesters. the opposing groups were carrying rusan and ukrainian flags. two peole were killed in those demonstrations. and riots. more than 30 hospitalized. our first guest tonight says vladimir putin is close to achieving exactly what h
there will be costs or any military intervention in ukraine. said any's ambassador military movement his country is making is in keeping with moscow's existing agreements with ukraine. >> crimea's main connection to theoutside world today in hands of men with machine guns. they wore no insignia, but their military fatigues were russian designed. there weapons were russian standard issue. the armed men in green military uniforms have taken over the buildings containing the control crimea's main civilian airport. >> local activists say the troops were there. welcome insm is not ukraine. this is our slogan. >> the extraordinary military movements went on all day. the new government in kiev maintained russian attack helicopters had violated airspace. armored personnel carriers appeared on the road. tf -- kiev said it was an invasion. many are suspicious of the new government and supported the russian move. >> who else can we turn to? who can defend us? thank goodness the russian fleet is here to defend us. >> this russian naval ship appeared in the interest -- the entrance to the world-famous polloc
was given the green light by the country's parliament to use military force in ukraine i began by reports. some ten thousand people marched in downtown moscow on sunday in support of letting it for his actions in ukraine. many said they shared their government's position that russia needs to protect its citizens ukrainian will do deductible is suing him as he continued to support the people who are trying to protect cream yet and so fast before i share this with the leave and go with it rice who was an ace up its support earlier in the day dozens of people were detained at another rally not sanctioned by the authorities to come out to the russian defence ministry to protest against western troops in ukraine. he violates the secretary general on this whole process and accused russia of threatening peace and security newark and called on russia to de escalate tensions. what christ is doing now in ukraine violates the principles of the united nations charter. he threatens peace and security in your own. russia must stop its military activities and heaps of stress. despite repeated western ca
and the events in kiev have resulted in the fact that ukraine is on the brink of a civil war. in the country there is chaos and anarchy. in thehts of people southeast part of crimea are being threatened. under the influence of western --ntries, there are accept there are accept terror and violence. this is why i would call on mr. asking him to use the armed forces of the russian federation to establish legitimacy, peace, law, order, stability, and defend the people of ukraine. , 2014. i have an opportunity to show all of you a photocopy of the original of this statement of the president of ukraine. i show it to the president of russia. there it is. those who aret, trying to interpret this situation as aggression are threatening all with all kinds of sanctions and boycotts. these are indeed our partners who consistently have encouraged forces close to them to engage in alternate is and refrain from andgue, to ignore the -- to polarize ukrainian society. we call on them to show responsible approaches to set aside geopolitical calculations and to put above all the interests of ukrainian people.
. they consider ukraine to be a brother country and the ukrainians to be brothers to russians. they are concerned about the fate of ethnic russians in ukraine, but there doesn't seem to be a particular appetite for armed conflict. unless the russians in ukraine are put in danger then the people we speak to on the streets would be a justification for armed intervention. there's also an interesting perspective highlighted by a recent poll put out by the lavarda center, an independent polling company in moscow. it says that president putin's popularity is at the highest at the moment than it has been in the two-year presidency. it is somewhat to do with the success. winter olympics , but it's to do with the way the russians view the stability of russia, contrasting it with the turmoil that ukraine has gone through. >> rory challands in moscow. >> documents recovered from the former president's estate, the ukrainian's estate, thousands of pages were dumped in a river by viktor yanukovych's assistants before he left. many hope the information they find can help build a case against him. >> it's the f
in ukraine, just days after the country's president was deposed. within ukraine is an autonomous region called crimea. this morning, protesters seized a government building, and the crimean parliament, and raised a *russian flag over it. the seizure was a protest against the political upheaval in the ukrainian capital of kiev. the temporary government in ukraine has announced a slate of nominees for a new *unity government, aligned with the european union. and the united states warned russia against any military intervention to bring ukraine back into russia's orbit. the governor of arizona has vetoed a controversial bill that would protect businesses who denied services to gay and lesbian customers based on the owner's religious beliefs. governor jan brewer spent yesterday meeting with supporters and opponents of the bill before rejecting the law. she says the bill was "broadly worded" and would have brought negative consequences to the state. >> to as a perverse i understand that long-held norms are being challenged as never before. but i sincerely believe that the senate bill propos
for the ukraine, the country divided among ethnic lines. adding to the tension, russian warplanes placed on high alert and russian troops mobilizing for military exercises right along the ukraine eastern border. with the obama administration increasingly concerned about russian's intentions, president obama issued a stern warning. >> i urged him not to take any steps that could be miss interpreted. >> a time of great tension. >> reporter: secretary of state john kerry said that in a phone call today, russian foreign minister sergey lavrov assured him the exercises are not related to the ukraine. but he cautioned -- >> statements are statements. words are words. we have all learned that it's actions and the follow-on choices that make the greatest difference. >> reporter: so if russia does not send troops inside ukraine, what could be its intentions? >> definitely take this as a signal that russia is testing itself on sending a message that it is prepared to do things if there is a situation that develops that russia feels it has to protect its interests. >> reporter: and now in a odd coincidence
, and prosperous country. the people of ukraine have had an incredibly difficult history. over the last century they have been subjected to two world wars, 70 years of soviet domination, including stalin's generagenocide famine. our assistance will be a concrete manifestation that we do indeed stand by the people of ukraine as they main fest their historic choice for freedom and democracy. moreover, we need to help ukraine succeed to realize the vision of a europe whole, free and at peace. that is our desire and that's the desire of the people of ukraine. they are moving right now on the right path. they critically need our help and the international community's help to make sure that russia does not try to dominate this country, that its desires to become part of europe are realized, that free and fair elections can take place and the rights of their people can be respected by their government. yesterday, i heard from swiss president and osce chair in office president bulcholzer and welcome his engagement and the important role they can play in the ukraine. mr. president, as you know, as a mem
countries to essentially butt out and stay out of the situation and of the intervention in ukraine or it will cost them if sanctions are imposed. they are willing to seize assets here in kiev. a former bureau chief for cnn also with the school of government. she is a fellow there. what do you make of the diplomatic efforts that have been under way? >> i think it's extreme. if they say they will seize assets, they happen right at the beginning of the end of the soviet union, that's really a red flag any company that would want to invest. >> they are doing business in russia. >> what are does it mean for investment in russia? doesn't that backfire? >> in terms of the diplomatic front, trying to find an off-ramp for russia. the main part is the rights and the fears of the people in the east and russian speakers want the protection of russia and they are fearful that the government in place right now is extreme in their view and will at the very least impact their rights and maybe even do things. >> also about the concerns of vladimir putin. >> you have to say that his fears of losing
meeting the first between the two countries since russia september troops to crimea. ukraine offered little assurance of a peaceful solution. a meeting two the two country's defence ministers on tuesday epded in a stalemate, one said "we have no sign of hope." >> lisa stark joins us from washington in a moment. but jennifer glasse is in the crimea city of sevastopol. good morning. we heard from foreign minister sergei lavrov before the meeting with kerry. what did he have to say? >> good morning, sergei lavrov speaking in madrid making clear the russian position is far from the american position. moscow believes president viktor yanukovych was ousted illegally. that moscow was forced to act because what happened in kiev could be contagious, criticising the west for supporting the new government in kiev, criticising what sergei lavrov called protesters acting against the ukrainian constitution and russia can't do anything about ordering forces back to bases because they are self-defence forces. that is a critical point. there are thousands of troops across the peninsula blockading bas
to the ukraine. that could disrupt supplies to countries from as far north as finland all the way down to the mediterranean. many countries, particularly in the eastern europe, get faster amounts of fuel and energy from russia. this is a very complicated spider's web financially. >> what's being discussed are sanctions. christine romans, what kind of effect can this have on russia. >> russia sells all the gas and oil. it gets paid. if they are going to have some sort of dispute on aland gas with europe or is going to shut off oil and gas again to ukraine, it hurts itself. >> it does. you would have thought so. but, there are plenty of other places in the world where they can sell that. look down towards the east. look down towards southeast asia. and, don't forget, if there is disruption in the oil market, what happens to the price. >> it goes up. >> who gains if it goes up. >> russia. if you are a seller. >> the imaginations and permations, sanctions, the u.s. is fot wanting to shut russia out, for good cause. they are big players in the london financial markets. sanctions is always a
people are very ainge grer. >> reporter: viktor yanukovych fled the capital. now the country is trying to move forward but it won't be easy. ukraine is almost bankrupt. it needs $35 billion over the next two years. so far russia has refused to recognize the country's new leader, and president putin's decision to put russian troops on ukraine's borders has raised fears that russia will try to intervene in ukraine's politic. in the crimea region in the south of the country also home to large russian naval base, clashes broke out. crimea's not russia one group chanted. at least one protester was kill. back in the square katarina had a stark message for putin. >> leave ukraine alone. leave our people to make our future. >> reporter: the economic situation here really is very serious. the country's currency has hit a ten-year low. it has decreased by about 18% just in the last month. so those new leaders who were on this stage, they're going to be facing some very tough decisions here because the economic reforms that this country needs to survive will be very painful and very unpopular. cl
groups in ukraine's crimea as it relates to a main apple and if he is the country's new authorities which they refuse to recognize per cent in on the pre gay. meanwhile the council at some of ukraine's west this is his right wing radicals were pieced it is on display the change of the government he's a scant six to us at that hour. also this not a war among us buying and the abundance of china condemned as america's human rights record. sony washington's fading to me about this i was stunned. let soften the quote of the year of struggles to deal with all the time has just written remains of houses across the continent. auntie. with a the prayer. i know. he's been like for months says i seem to manage with me he missed out on a bad luck to the park ukraine's in brussels president of the to get a call that she is now in the south of russia and is expected in the next few minutes to get his five news conference since being ousted from power. and i will be bringing anti line neo international. i will waste the freedom right now but said the school's going to ukraine and then takes a good chan
if ukraine gives up their nuclear weapons. so countries are going to have to be held accountable who signs this memorandum, anderson. >> certainly russia is saying what's happening right now in crimea does prescribe to binational agreements that currently exist. ian lee, thank you, diana and jim as well. >> joining me national security analyst fran townsend, member of the skai and dhs external advisory boards. general marks, when you look at what these russian troops have done, seizing two airports, surrounding this television station, it seems like coup planning 101 these are the first steps people always do in any part of the world when they're seizing a area, correct? >> it's not a coup, it's an invitation, anderson. i think we can state clearly, albeit the administration has not come out and stated this with this degree of certainty, that the russians have invaded the ukraine. remember that crimea is a part of the ukraine. there isn't any additional sovereignty that crimea enjoys beyond what the ukraine has right now. so this type of activity by russia clearly is an effort on their par
stairs. >> this is actually the declaration of war to my country. >> ukraine's prime menster said ukraine and russia are on the brink of disaster and diplomatic sanctions are being imposed. >> the territory of ukraine and sang at this time have been violated and it cannot be the way to
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